A spirited and diverse student body, distinctive character and rich traditions define Dickinson College, a highly selective, coeducational liberal-arts college of approximately 2,300 located in Carlisle, Pa. Noted for its quality undergraduate experience and the accessibility of the faculty, Dickinson is committed to its historic mission to equip students with a toolkit for tackling contemporary issues and to prepare them for lives of distinguished service and leadership in society. It's no wonder that Dickinson has been called a "college for a new era!"

We look forward to sharing Dickinson’s story with you, both on campus and online, including the ways the college has become a nationally recognized leader in global education and sustainability.

Virtual Tour

Browse our 62 buildings, centers, spaces and fields, dive into the academic program or explore our residential campus environment. *Learn more*

Dickinson Traditions

From venerated stone steps to debate societies, explore the traditions of today and the rich heritage of yesterday which combine to make Dickinson distinct. Learn more

Student Blog

Student Stories: The best way to get a sense of the personality and values of a college is to hear about the daily experiences of students. In this blog current students share about life on campus, hanging out in Carlisle, going abroad, academic triumphs and trials, extracurricular activities and more.

Discover Diversity

Dickinson promotes individual expression and encourages the celebration of disparate backgrounds and experiences. Dickinson is also committed to bringing the world to campus and to Carlisle. Learn about diversity at Dickinson.

Why I Chose Dickinson

Almost half of this year's incoming class applied Early Decision, a testament to Dickinson's strong appeal. Applying ED is recommended for students who, through careful reflection and research, have identified Dickinson College as their first choice. Find out what kinds of students apply ED, and why. *Learn more*


You can connect with members of the Dickinson admissions staff for answers to your questions or for more information on the programs and passions that interest you. Have a question for a student? Write to askastudent@dickinson.edu.

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